This week was my turn to choose the recipe to cook from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger. I chose Triple Chocolate Cookies from page #304- because I thought it would be a fun treat to make for Santa that wouldn’t add too much to his waistline- chimneys being what they are these days. 🙂
Our lovely Natalie the supreme hostess at Craving Ellie in My Belly is being gracious in order to help us deal with what I fondly call the crazy “holidaze” schedule and has allowed participation posts of this recipe to go up through the 28th.
Here’s a list of the ingredients for the Triple Chocolate Cookies- I still recommend getting the book though…
I added the baking soda and baking powder because my friend Holly at Phemomenon said they came out really flat and I noticed there was not any leavening in the recipe. My altered ingredient list and instructions are below.
- 1/4 cup butter, room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg, large
- 1/4 cup Canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces chopped dark chocolate, I used Valrhona Alpaco
- 2 ounces milk chocolate chopped
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
Cream the butter and sugars, add the egg, oil and vanilla and mix well. Sift the dry ingredients together then mix into the wet. Add the chocolate and nuts and drop by Tablespoons full onto a parchment lined baking tray. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 14 minutes or until set. Makes 24 or so cookies.
These were good and at about 110 calories a piece with whole grain flour not too bad treat wise. I’d make them again! They were nice and chocolately and chewy and nutty.
Next we’ll be making Cherry Chocolate Almond Biscotti chosen by Leanne at Enjoying My Favorite Things for the New Year CEiMB- mmm I’m looking forward to those- you know- cherry and choc are two of my faves.